My first "serious" build - The Rocketeer helmet

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firecrackthis

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Hey all, been lurking for some time and finally decided to post my first build! I've been into costuming since i was a kid but never built anything strictly from scratch before so i present to you my Rocketeer helmet!!

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i LOVED the movie as a child, had the comic, and i even have most of the collectible cards.
when all was said and done, i believe i made it in the span of about a month or so. in the end it became a bit of a rush job (which isn't the smartest thing to do when working with a material/process for the first time) so while i'm fairly proud of it, there are some things i'd like to re-do and am already planning on taking another go at it now that i have a basic understanding of working with these materials.

speaking of which! i made the helmet by starting with the Pep file (had to make it twice because i didn't realize you had to scale these things:p). after that i coated it in some resin, then fiber glassed it. was only able to put one full layer of bondo on it didn't have time to do more so i spot filled and sanded like crazy. used an epoxy clay for the details, then primed it in black, and spray painted it an antique gold. for the lenses i used a pair of those over sized Elvis glasses and put a layer of window tint over them and just hot glued them inside the helmet. and ta da!

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i've started a blog detailing my full costume, but i'm not the greatest blogger :p so i'm not at a point where i'd like to share it just yet, lol.
anywho, thanks for taking a look!
i'm already onto my next build: an HEV suit in foam for my boyfriend and Chell for myself :)
 

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